USA Tours

USA Tours

Whether you want to explore around town or across the country, JOY knows you have passion to learn about various destinations and meet fellow travelers who want to have fun, too. Speak with your JOY travel consultant regarding current travel specials.

Below are some featured travel opportunities to consider. JOY Tour & Travel looks forward to answering any questions and recommending additional travel experiences that will delight you.

 

Tour Activity Levels: Activity Level is indicated for each tour.
Relaxed – Activities at your pace and leisure.
Easy – Minimal walking required.
Moderate – Attractions require 1-2 hours of walking and/or standing at a time.
High – Extremely active tour engagements (such as 2+ hours of hiking or walking on unpaved/uneven ground, etc).

 

Newport Mansions, Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
September 12 -18, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to Sept. 11-17, 2021

 

A Sweet Time in Lancaster & Hershey, PA
September 14-17, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to Aug. 24-27, 2021

 

Historic Blennerhassett Island
September 24-26, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to Sept. 23-25, 2021

 

Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail
October 3-10, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to October 2-9, 2021

 

Myrtle Beach Getaway
October 18-25, 2020 – CANCELLED

 

West Virginia Fall Foliage by Train
October 21 – 24, 2020 – RESCHEDULED to Oct. 2021 – Dates TBA

 

French Lick & West Baden
November 13 – 14, 2020 – CANCELLED

 

Historic Holiday in Gettysburg
November 30-December 3, 2020 – CANCELLED

 

Mystery Tour: Christmas Memories
December 10-12, 2020 – CANCELLED

 

Sights & Sounds of Christmas
December 17-18, 2020 – CANCELLED

 

 

Girlfriend Getaway

April 6-7, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $249*
Grab your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and/or daughters for a fun-filled shopping adventure at the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Fort Wayne, IN. Who doesn’t love a great sale? Located inside the 100,000 square foot Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, you will find the largest selection of Vera Bradley favorites with multiple styles, patterns and colors to choose from.  Your VIP Access allows you to skip the line and go right in to the Main Shopping floor, as well as access to a private waiting room with complimentary refreshments and your own check-out.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 Night’s Accommodations, 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner), VIP Access to Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Savannah and Charleston in the Spring

April 24 – May 1, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $1929*
Enjoy the blooms and sunshine exploring the Historic District of Savannah, Low Country and Charleston.  Take a guided City Tour in both Savannah & Charleston.  Tour the Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson.  Take in a performance at the Savannah Theatre.  Enjoy the scenery on a sightseeing tour through Low Country and Tybee Island.  Learn about the local dolphins and other marsh wildlife on a Dolphin Discovery Cruise on Tybee Island.  Learn about the history and take in the grandeur of Middleton Place and Magnolia Gardens on guided tours.  Relax aboard the Spirit of Carolina as you take in the beautiful sunset during a luxury Dinner Cruise.  Special stop at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, too.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 7 nights hotel accommodations (2 enroute), 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Celebration Belle River Cruise

 July 12-15, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $899*
Depart for a wonderful experience as your motor coach whisks you away for an excursion adventure on the Mississippi River. Try your luck at a hand of poker once you have check into the Isle Hotel and Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. Relax and enjoy your all-day cruise to Dubuque Iowa through 2 lock and dams while listening to the narratives from the captain of the Celebration Belle. Admire one of the five finest Religious Tiffany collections of stained glass windows during your visit to St. Lukes. Savor a tour and tasting at the Stone Cliff Winery. Enjoy an afternoon on the Mississippi during a lunch and live entertainment Celebration Belle cruise.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, Mississippi River Day Cruise & Luncheon Cruise, 3 Night’s Accommodations, 8 meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners), all touring and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions and accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

A Sweet Time in Lancaster & Hershey, PA

Aug. 24-27, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $TBD*
Visit Pennsylvania Amish Country and the sweetest place in the U.S.  Take a riding tour of Hershey, PA, “Chocolate Town”, and learn about the humble beginnings of its founder Milton Hershey.  Stop at Hotel Hershey and enjoy the many delights of Chocolate World!  Experience the culture of the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster, PA.  Take a guided tour of the Amish Farmlands, enjoy dinner in an Amish home, shop handmade Amish goods and more.  Marvel at the talent at the American Music Theatre’s show, “Britain’s Best” and Sight & Sound Theater’s production of “Queen Esther”.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 3 nights hotel accommodations, 6 meals (3 breakfasts & 3 dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Newport, Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

September 11-17, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $TBD*
Fly into Providence RI to start this fabulous tour. You will be touring The Breakers and Elms Mansions as well as the Newport Vineyards. After a tour of Providence and behind the scenes at Scialo Bakery, stop at New Bedford for a visit to the Whaling Museum. Head to Hyannis where you will spend 4 nights at your hotel with a harbor view. Your tour includes a high speed ferry to and a tour of the stunning island of Nantucket, a ferry ride and tour of the storybook island of Martha’s Vineyard and a tour of Cape Cod out to Provincetown. Touring in Hyannis includes Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the St. Francis Xavier Church. You will travel the scenic Route 6A, driving through colonial villages filled with wonderful examples of New England architecture and a drive through the Cape Cod National Seashore area with time in Provincetown, where you will you’re your choice of a Whale watching cruise or a Dune tour.
Tour Includes: Airport transfers and motor coach transportation, 6 night’s accommodations, 10 meals, tours and sightseeing as mentioned, ferries to both islands, whale watching or dune tour, luggage handling and a professional tour director.
*Note: Airfare NOT included.

 

Historic Blennerhassett Island

Sept. 23-25, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $TBD*
Stay in the magnificent Blennerhassett Hotel that was built in 1889. Enjoy the beautiful relics and art from the Ohio Valley at the Blennerhassett Museum, including Indian artifacts from 9000 B.C., oil paintings, glassware and more. Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Smoot Theatre. Take a steam wheeler boat ride over to Blennerhassett Island to tour the amazing Blennerhassett Mansion, one of the largest homes in the United States! Tour the island by horse-drawn carriage with a local guide and learn about its vast history.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 2 Night’s Accommodations, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all attractions and touring as listed, luggage handling, taxes and gratuities for included meals, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail

October 2-9, 2021
Guaranteed Departure
Tour Activity Level: High
land only from $2399*
Ride the rails to experience the beauty of Moab, Utah at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge! Take a daylight ride on Amtrak from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado viewing awesome scenery. Motor coach to beautiful Moab for a 4 night stay at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge. You will tour Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park by jet boat. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add a 2 hour Hummer tour of the famous slick rock or go horseback riding. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Capitol Reef before you travel scenic Highway 12 through Escalante National Monument. The day ends up at Bryce Canyon for a rim walk. Enjoy a day trip to Zion National Park with a local guide. Travel to Salt Lake City for a city tour before your flight home.
Tour Includes: 1 night accommodations in Denver, Amtrak transportation from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado in coach seating, 4 night’s accommodations at Red Cliffs Lodge, 2 night’s accommodations at Bryce Canyon, 13 meals (6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners), all included attractions, taxes and gratuities on included meals, step-on guide in Utah, transfers in Colorado and Utah to Salt Lake City and a JOY Tour Director.
*Note: Airfare NOT included.

 

 

West Virginia Fall Foliage by Train

West Virginia Fall Foliage by Train
Oct. 2021 – Dates TBA
Tour Activity Level: Easy
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Elkins is a quaint town located at in the heart of West Virginia’s Mountain Highlands. Discover timeless beauty and vivid fall foliage on 2 train excursions through the scenic mountain wilderness of the Appalachians as you ride the rails on the New Tygart Flyer and the Durbin Rocket. Enjoy a toe tappin’ good time with 2 music shows at the Gandy Dancer Theatre.  Dine at historic Graceland Mansion and visit the Allegheny Glass Factory.  Uncover 100,000 years of history at the Stirrup Gallery.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 3 Night’s Accommodations, 7 meals (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners), all tours and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.